Today is my last day in Costa Rica. My flight tomorrow leaves at 7 A.M. which means that I will not be able to spend another morning with my host family. The past couple of days have been very bittersweet. Although I miss my family and friends, I am not ready to leave Costa Rica … Continue reading Preparing to Leave Costa Rica
Before I came to Costa Rica one of the things I was most anxious for was living with a host family. I had never lived with another family and I was not sure how the whole experience would be. I had heard of a bunch of different cultural norms that families followed in Costa Rica … Continue reading Living with a host family
Today, my classmates and I went to the Toucan Rescue Ranch. This ranch had all types of animals, most of which were native to Costa Rica. We saw a bunch of sloths, ranging in age, toucans, spider monkeys, owls, and a lot of different animals. The tour guide told us how each of the animals … Continue reading Sloths, Monkeys, and Toucans, Oh My!
Today, my classmates and I went to the house of Dr.Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia who was the president of Costa Rica from 1940-1944. This was a very interesting excursion and I really enjoyed learning more about the history of Costa Rica. Hearing aboutDr.Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia's history and presidency was very interesting. Dr.Rafael Ángel Calderón … Continue reading Costa Rican History
This last Friday I was able to go whitewater rafting with my classmates. This activity was easily one of my favorite things I have experienced during my trip! I was a little nervous beforehand because it has been a very long time since I have gone whitewater rafting. But once we got on the boat … Continue reading White Water Rafting